RICHARD M REES
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 120 OF THE WALL

RICHARD MORGAN REES

WALL NAME

RICHARD M REES

PANEL / LINE

1W/120

DATE OF BIRTH

09/13/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1973

HOME OF RECORD

KENT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Portage County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD MORGAN REES
POSTED ON 9.2.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

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POSTED ON 12.15.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Service Cross

CITATION:
SYNOPSIS: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) Richard Morgan Rees, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Field Team 6, Control Team B, Headquarters, Joint Casualty Resolution Center. Captain Rees distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 15 December 1973. His extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 12.15.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant] Richard Morgan Rees, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action on 11 April 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam while assigned to Detachment A-302, Company A, 5th Special Forces Group. On this date a two-company task force engaged a well-entrenched and determined enemy force at approximately 1300 hours, while the Special forces unit was performing a search and destroy mission. During the ensuing action, Captain Rees exposed himself to vicious and deadly enemy fire while extricating his seriously wounded Task Force Commander and an enlisted member of the unit. He then took command of the American force, successfully overran the enemy positions and assured the evacuation of all friendly casualties. His determined actions and outstanding bravery in the fierce combat action became an inspiration to his troops and did much to assure their victory on that date. Captain Rees' performance of duty reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 9.10.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Burial Information

The cemetery is called Oakwood Cemetery in Warren, OH.

Never forgotten.

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POSTED ON 8.3.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cap. Richard Rees, Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Infantry Unit Commander. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was the 57th anniversary of Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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